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Doctor insights on: Oleander Plant

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Should you ever use oleander plant as a topical treatment ?

Should you ever use oleander plant as a topical treatment ?

Probably not: Since all parts of the oleander plant are toxic, especially when eaten, it's probably not wise to use it topically, either, since enough may be absorbed through the skin (especially if applied to a rash) to cause problems. ...Read more

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What are some poisonous plants?

What are some poisonous plants?

Many: Some plants cause surface issues like poison ivy. Others like jimson weed contain chemicals that can cause toxicity to the body. The list is long and basically do not eat anything unless you are confident of its origin. Included in this list are some mushrooms that are highly toxic. ...Read more

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What plants are used for making manly tea?

What plants are used for making manly tea?

Manly Tea: The manly tea company makes many types of tea. Did you have one in mind? Tea is derived from a tree called camellia sinensis. ...Read more

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Should you stay away from nightshade plants?

Should you stay away from nightshade plants?

No: Nightshade has a poisonous secretion which can be serious if ingested. But the presence of the plant, if undisturbed, is not a problem. Probably a good idea to have the plant removed if in your yard. ...Read more